FNC: White House Classifies Ft. Hood Shooting as 'Workplace Violence'
Yes, you read that right.
If something sounds stupid while you're saying it, it probably is. One has to hope this at least occurred to whoever decided to call this attack "workplace violence." This would almost be hilarious if it weren't related to unnecessary deaths, and if it weren't so scary.
It is incredibly disturbing that the administration just can't call this what it is: terrorism. This only exposes to what extent they are more afraid of being perceived as intolerant than they are of radical Islamists.
Describing this as workplace violence is like saying 9/11 was an "airline accident," or that Pearl Harbor was a "turning point in US-Japanese relations." It is somewhat accurate, but completely missing the point. Who knows, maybe they wouldn't have passed Obamacare if they had called uninsured patient deaths "healthcare system burden reductions."
This is, of course, not wholly unprecedented. After all, we now have to refer to "man caused disasters" and "kinetic military actions." If the White House can't be bothered to call the enemy by his name, we can't expect them to defeat him.